These magnificent colour plates by way of Hippolyte Pauquet and his brother Polydore, reproduced at once from an extraordinary and useful nineteenth-century booklet, magnificently depict 500 years of French fashion.
Starting with the fancy headgear and voluminous gowns of fifteenth-century royalty, the artfully rendered illustrations development chronologically to the high-waisted Empire sorts of the Napoleonic period. participants of the the Aristocracy and higher periods are good represented right here. pictures of lavishly garbed court docket women and gents — many in fur-trimmed gowns — look subsequent to dapper pages and good-looking knights. Bourgeois models (including lace-trimmed clothing for either sexes) are provided besides, besides the extra modest clothes of chambermaids, milkmaids, and shepherdesses. pictures of such ancient figures as King Henri VI, Madame de Pompadour, Madame du Barry, and Marie Antoinette entire a ultimate collection.
A invaluable reference for gown designers and style historians, this fantastically reproduced quantity also will function a grand deal with for model enthusiasts.

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